Apartment Emergency Plan: Where to Go When Natural Disaster Strikes

Summertime is associated with barbecues, exploring the outdoors and trips to the beach. But it's also is a time when Mother Nature vents some of her most severe weather-related fury.

Think your area is immune from bad weather conditions? There has been an increasing frequency of storms in the last 50 years and this year the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warns that there is an imminent flood threat in the Midwest, South and East. The US Geological Survey, meanwhile, notes a significant rise in earthquake frequency in the U.S in 2009.

What precautions you take during these potential emergencies largely depends on where in the U.S. you live, and whether your home is an apartment or a house. This guide will help you know how and where to seek shelter.